Abstract

Basing his argumentation on an analysis of condition C effects, proposes to replace the familiar notion of c-command underlying dependency relations with a precede-and-command condition, which defines dependency relations as precedence relations within a local domain (phase). In this reply I argue that condition C effects cannot be used to show the relevance of phases for the definition of syntactic dependency, and I question the conceptual necessity of the notion phase as currently defined.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-0665
Print ISSN
0097-8507
Pages
pp. e169-e178
Launched on MUSE
2015-09-25
Open Access
No
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